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Is Your Creative Life Sustainable in Charlotte?by The Biscuit Staff on September 9, 2021
What’s life like for a working creative in Charlotte?
Please tell us in this survey.
- How many jobs do you have?
- How sustainable is your career?
- Can you find affordable workspace?
- Do you have health insurance?
- Are you getting paid what you deserve?
- How long have you been here?
- Are you finding support?
- Are you worried you may have to leave CLT to succeed?
Charlotte Is Creative, publisher of The Biscuit, wants to know this and more to help those making arts funding decisions better understand life as a gig economy creative and a small creative business in the Queen City … and we need your insights.
𝗧𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗟𝗧 𝗖𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗦 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬
Charlotte Is Creative is working with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute (with funding support from the ASC and Reemprise Fund) to collect data on how creatives live and work here. It is an anonymous survey. It takes 10-15 minutes to complete and it can make a world of difference in how community and business leaders see you, value your work, understand your day-to-day life and make decisions that could affect your future, from zoning to grant funding.
Community leaders are looking at new funding options and new ways to support working creatives and creative organizations. But, for good decisions to be made, we need good data. Some good studies have been done, but we need more, candid information about the conditions under which Charlotte-area creatives work and live. If you’re a working artist in Mecklenburg County … WE NEED YOU TO SHARE YOUR STORY (ANONYMOUSLY) IN THIS SURVEY.
𝗬𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗬 𝗖𝗔𝗡 𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 𝗬𝗢𝗨 … 𝗔𝗡𝗗 𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗬 𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗦
Please give us 10 minutes of your time to complete the survey,, so we – and others – can tell leaders what you need to keep creating –to thrive, grow and shape our city’s future. If you know creatives whose perspective needs to be hear … please share it with them.
The survey will close Oct. 1, 2021. If you complete the form,
you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 gift cards.